Quote of the Day

“It’s not our fault if we don’t know our language. It’s not our fault if we don’t know our lore. It’s not our fault if we don’t know our dances and ceremonies. If we don’t know the name of our tribe, it’s not our fault! …and you know what the courageous thing to do, is to reclaim that. Reclaim that language. Reclaim that lore. Reclaim those dances. Re-claim our cultural shape. Because our culture is all around us. Look at this room. Everywhere I look I see it! When I look into your eyes I don’t see a victim I see warriors. You understand what I’m sayin’? I see men. I don’t see drunks or problems or drug addicts. I see men. And our culture, our people, need men like you.”Richard Frankland to some young Koorie men in prison.

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Lateral Love® Australia Lateral Love® Australia is devoted to bringing lateral violence, particularly for Aboriginal & Islander (including the Torres Strait) Peoples of Australia, into the public arena. Lateral Love® Australia aims to share truthful information about the history of Australia, highlighting the deliberate impact of colonization, and the damage made to the Human Spirit regardless of race due the manifestations of lateral violence. William Brian Butler & his niece Nicola Butler are the individuals behind the "Lateral Love® & Spirit of Care for all Humankind 2012 - 2022 Campaign". This campaign is a product of the culmination of the life works of William Brian Butler and Nicola Butler creating an ongoing, living, breathing environment for positive discussions, development of resources and suggestions for change that will have a lasting impact for Human Rights, Social Inclusion and the Spiritual and Emotional Well being for all Aboriginal and Islander peoples in this country.
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4 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. */-)ndr¡X* says:

    What an inspiring quote!
    Thanks a lot for shareing :D

  2. David Kidane says:

    I am liking this quote a lot where did you find it?

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